Got lost last run after doing the Clock Tower until I found a bunch of branches I missed, now I'm on my way back to the catacombs with the echolocation ability, and I thought I had explored everything.
So what the Shield Rod actually does is give you a unique effect for every shield in the game,
I had just kind of assumed it was just a more broken version of the Holy Rod.
Right now the Holy Rod is my goto for quickly clearing enemies that would normally chip away at my health
while I have a secondary that I change up depending on bosses etc.
Spells right now are Dark Metamorphosis, Hellfire, and Summon Spirit,
and speaking of spirits, does anybody know how to summon familiars? Iv'e got two now(Fairy and Demon) but they don't seem to activate automatically.